SOURCE: Luminus Devices, Inc.

January 08, 2007 08:30 ET

Luminus Devices' PhlatLight™ Technology Used in LG Electronics' New Ultra Mobile Projector Introduced at 2007 CES

Brightest Commercially Available LED Projector Delivers an Unprecedented 100 ANSI Lumens

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Luminus Devices, Inc. today announced that LG Electronics, Inc., a global leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, has introduced a pocket projector that uses Luminus' patented PhlatLight™ technology. The new projector, which is being demonstrated at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, is illuminated using Luminus' PhlatLight PT39 chipset, replacing the arc lamp found in most projectors.

Using PhlatLight LEDs, LG Electronics has produced the brightest commercially available LED-based projector on the market today. The LGE Ultra Mobile Projector's compact size and battery operation make it an attractive option for those seeking an alternative to bulky projection equipment, whose use is generally confined to lecture halls and meeting rooms. The PhlatLight PT39 chipset allows the LGE pocket projector to deliver more than 100 ANSI lumens, compared with the 15 to 30 lumens produced by projectors currently available in retail stores illuminated with conventional LEDs. As a result, PhlatLight LEDs enable the LGE pocket projector to operate in daylight conditions and project a larger image with superior color and image quality.

"LG Electronics prides itself on delivering the most advanced display technology to its customers and is pleased to announce the expansion of its digital display product line with the introduction of a pocket-sized mini projector," said Han-Kyoung Cho, chief research engineer at LG Electronics, Inc. "The unique advantages that Luminus' PhlatLight technology provides has allowed us to not only produce the brightest mini projector available today, but to create one of the first products of its kind."

Due to the long lifetime advantages of LED technology, the PhlatLight light source will never need to be replaced. Other benefits provided by solid state light sources include "instant-on" with full brightness since there is no bulb warm-up time and digital power management to optimize battery life and brightness.

"PhlatLight LEDs set new brightness standards for pocket projectors and combined with their deeply saturated colors, deliver a new user experience for viewing digital media content," said Christian Hoepfner, vice president of products at Luminus Devices, Inc. "With the benefits of our PhlatLight technology, LGE is pioneering a new generation of mini projectors with unmatched brightness and creating a new dynamic in this market."

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications. The company has more than 72,000 employees working in 77 subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. LG Electronics is the world's largest producer of CDMA mobile phones, HDTV displays and monitors, audio/video equipment, residential air conditioners, optical storage devices and home theater systems. With total worldwide consolidated revenues of more than US$45 billion (2005), LG Electronics comprises four business units: Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

About Luminus Devices

Luminus Devices, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, develops and manufactures high performance solid state light emitting devices and systems. Its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) technology, developed by Luminus Devices based on research done at MIT, is the only solid state light source powerful enough to illuminate large screen projection televisions. With PhlatLight chipsets in commercial production, Luminus is leading the industry in designing this new, powerful light source for a variety of applications, including microdisplay projection TVs and other advanced, high-definition displays. Several leading television and consumer electronics vendors are currently selling TVs with PhlatLight products. For more information, visit www.luminus.com.

Note to editors: PhlatLight is a registered trademark of Luminus Devices, Inc.

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